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Linux Kernel getting buggier May 7, 2006

Posted by rjdohnert in Tech News.

According to Andrew Morton, the Linux kernel is getting buggier with "seems we’re adding bugs at a higher rate than we’re fixing them".  More on this at the story

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My take;  As a code base grows the more complex it gets and its harder to fix bugs.  One of my problems with one of my projects is the increase in code making it harder to track down bugs.  The more functionality that you add the larger the code base gets.  He is considering drastic change to change it but in my opinion Andrew is being less than realistic.  Its not up to one man to fix every bug, in fact I willing to wager with the size of the Linux kernel its very difficult.  Also when you fix a bug, you have to worry about the fix breaking something else.  There is no cure for bugs, you fix em as you go.  No one can write truly 100% bug free code, unless of course its "Hello World"



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